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Complement.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0014.022.0053
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The term complement refers to a group of serum proteins activated sequentially and rapidly in a cascade that produces molecules providing resistance to pathogens.15 The system was named in 1899 for its complementarity with antibodies in destroying microbes.15 Current nomenclature derives largely from the 1968 World Health Organization Bulletin “Nomenclature of Complement,”...

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